- May 18, 2007 at 9:43 am #52891
First of all hello everyone I am new on this and would welcome any advise from you. My partner and I bought some land in xert about 20 minuites inland from vineros and peniscola 18 months ago we used a spanish soliciter to buy the land and a spanish architect to sort out the building.we had it bore tested and passed by the local mayor.we were waiting for the final stamp from castellon.however the forestry commision has objected and said there was a fire on the land about 9 years ago and as the fire was deliberate we cannot build on it. Apparently some builders were setting fires deliberatly and then getting the land cheap so they have put a stop to this. what we cannot understand is we know of two families who have got their permission in the last 4 months and their land was in the middle of the fire. we are gutted at the moment we dont know how to contact the forrestry commision and its in the architecs hands at the moment but weeks are turning into months .there is 30 thousand square metres of land we have.any advise would helpful.
- May 18, 2007 at 4:41 pm #72218
Janet one simple way of obtaining more information ,would be to instruct your Architect to look up at the Town hall your neighbour’s permissions,these are a matter of public record,so will be listed, this may provide the answers to how they have achieved PP,also have a chat with your solicitor as properties which have undegone rebuilding may have to have been re-registered.Thus providing further evidence if the area is affected by the Forestry ruling or not
In any event have your Architect draw up a landscape scheme for your land (he will no doubt know of a good landscape designer). This will show your intention to restore the land to its original condition by planting native trees and shrubs. I understand this involves costs and delays but will not do you any harm with the Forestry dept.BOL 😉
- May 18, 2007 at 5:34 pm #72221
Thankyou gary for your advise much appreciated.we have already told the architect about our plans to plant 1000 pine trees and to keep it as rustic as possible.we will look at the town hall on our next visit.not sure what you mean with regard to re-registrating properties.there was no properties on our land or the land where the other families built.
- May 18, 2007 at 5:50 pm #72226
Janet even better if it was a new build on your neighbours land as they would have had to apply for PP,this would have required the Forestry commision to have submitted a report ,based on the possible disturbance to the vegetation,normally it is the Pines,the Forestry comm are most concerned with,so there should be somthing on file in respect of the Forestry comms assesment/classification of the area.
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